Writer of The Grey and The A-Team Joe Carnahan confirmed yesterday on Instagram that the screenplay for the upcoming film adaptation of the popular Uncharted series has now been completed.
A shared picture of the script’s cover page was uploaded to the social media site, underscored by the words:
“Done and Dusted. Now the REAL work begins. If there’s a more monstrously cool action script in Hollywood right now, I wanna read it, ‘cuz this thing is a beast.”
There is still no official cast attached to the project, although Nathan Fillion is currently the fan-favourite to assume the role of lead character, Nathan Drake.
Shawn Levy is at present set to be director, with his previous credits including Night at the Museum and Real Steel. However the project, that has been in pre-development since 2009, has already seen three directors drop out: Seth Gordon, David O. Russell and Neil Burger. And filming has not yet begun.
Based on the acclaimed video games series of the same name, Uncharted follows professional thief Nathan Drake on adventures around the globe in search of lost cities and hidden treasure.
Video game adaptations have never had the best reputation, and even the recent release of Assassin’s Creed has not managed to break that mould. It looks like it’s now up to Uncharted to break tradition.